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leukaemia meaning

noun any of severalmalignant diseases where an unusual numberof leucocytes form in the blood (NOTE : The USspelling is leukemia.)COMMENT: Apart from the increase in thenumber of leucocytes the symptoms include swelling of the spleen and the lymph glands. There are several forms of leukaemia: the commonest is acute lymphoblastic leukaemia which is the commonest cancer occurring in children and can be treated by radiotherapy.leuko-